September 21, 2010

Methadone Treatment, Pregnancy and Legal Issues: What Experts Have to Say, Friday, Sept. 24, 8 a.m.

Methadone Treatment, Pregnancy and Legal Issues: What Experts Have to Say

Sponsored by Vanderbilt University Law School, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Behavioral Health Group and the Middle Tennessee Methadone Treatment Center of Nashville.

Friday, Sept. 24
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt University Law School
Flynn Auditorium, 131 21st Avenue

  • Discussion of stereotypes, treatment goals, barriers to recovery and risk factors for pregnant women and service providers
  • Evidence-based responses to the issue of maternal methadone maintenance treatment during pregnancy
  •  Approaches that advance maternal and child health within the context of the legal system

Presenters: Karen D’Apolito, Ph.D., director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program at VUSN; Robert Newman, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Chemical Dependency Institute of Beth Israel Medical Center; Deborah Barton, M.D., medical director, Behavioral Health Group; Kathrine Jack, J.D., staff attorney at National Advocates for Pregnant Women; and Debbie Crowley, Tennessee regional manager, Behavioral Health Group

Continuing Education Units: may be available for lawyers and social workers and nurses
Registration Required: Space is limited and expected to fill quickly.
Please pre-register at
Questions: Contact Natalye Tate